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The European Parliament asks for fair management of recreational fisheries 15 May 2018 The European Parliament asks for fair management of recreational fisheries 0 1050 A resolution adopted today by the European Parliament’s Fisheries Committee requests the European Commission to evaluate the role of recreational fisheries in the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) “so tha... Sweden – New recreational fisheries management measures proposed 14 May 2018 Sweden – New recreational fisheries management measures proposed 0 184 The proposed measures suggest to give priority to recreational angling over other kinds of recreational fishing at sea and in the five major lakes. Joint NGOs submission on the evaluation of the Eel Regulation 10 May 2018 Joint NGOs submission on the evaluation of the Eel Regulation 0 201 The EAA together with other prominent NGOs have submitted a joint response to the consultation on “Evaluation of the Eel Regulation”. The response reads as follows: ‘Barrier Tracker’ app – anglers can help to improve connectivity of rivers 08 May 2018 ‘Barrier Tracker’ app – anglers can help to improve connectivity of rivers 0 184 The number of barriers in European rivers is much higher than indicated by available databases – up to one barrier in every kilometre of river. The researchers found that the number of barriers record... Bass and other fishes: Who owns them, and who should have access to them how much? 24 Apr 2018 Bass and other fishes: Who owns them, and who should have access to them how much? 0 484 Why the recreational fisheries sector needs be included the Common Fisheries Policy on an equal footing with commercial fisheries and aquaculture Dams have had their day: EU governments must ramp up ambition on their removal 19 Apr 2018 Dams have had their day: EU governments must ramp up ambition on their removal 0 881 World Fish Migration Day - which takes place on 21 April - is a day to celebrate the incredible journey migratory fish undertake to mate. But many never reach their final destination due to tens of th... Sea bass - Recreational anglers demonstrate in France 13 Apr 2018 Sea bass - Recreational anglers demonstrate in France 0 336 Last weekend, around 1000 recreational anglers demonstrated in Cherbourg, France, to express their opposition to the new EU rules prohibiting anglers to keep any Northern sea bass. The European Commission presents its multi-annual fisheries plan for the Western Waters 11 Apr 2018 The European Commission presents its multi-annual fisheries plan for the Western Waters 0 279 The Commission has submitted to the European Parliament and the Council a proposal for a multi-annual plan for some demersal fish stocks, including deep-sea stocks in the Western Waters. Sea bass is o... HELCOM meeting in Brussels paves the way for a healthier Baltic Sea by 2021 27 Mar 2018 HELCOM meeting in Brussels paves the way for a healthier Baltic Sea by 2021 0 292 The Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission (HELCOM) met on the 6th of March 2018 in Brussels to take stock of the progress achieved and to reiterate its commitments aimed at restoring the goo... 77,000+ citizens call on Slovenian government to stop damming of the Mura River 22 Mar 2018 77,000+ citizens call on Slovenian government to stop damming of the Mura River 0 546 On World Water Day, Living Rivers Europe – a coalition of five environmental and angling organisations – is calling for Slovenia to abandon plans to erect eight hydropower dams across the Mura River, ... Fisheries management proposal for the Western Mediterranean published 09 Mar 2018 Fisheries management proposal for the Western Mediterranean published 0 440 On the 8th of March, the European Commission released its proposal for a multi-annual management plan for demersal fish stocks in the Western Mediterranean Sea. Better European river management with the AMBER project 02 Mar 2018 Better European river management with the AMBER project 0 550 On the occasion of World Fish Migration Day 2018, the AMBER project will launch a mobile application to map rivers barriers and have a clear understanding of river fragmentation at the European level.... Angling in Marine Protected Areas – a Win-Win-Win for anglers, the environment and society 23 Feb 2018 Angling in Marine Protected Areas – a Win-Win-Win for anglers, the environment and society 0 2912 The European Anglers Alliance (EAA) is encouraging policy-makers to take a positive approach to recreational angling in marine protected areas (MPAs) in a new position paper published this week. An EU-funded project is investigating ways to improve wild freshwater fish stocks 16 Feb 2018 An EU-funded project is investigating ways to improve wild freshwater fish stocks 0 727 In the framework of the Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme, the European Commission has funded the €3.8 million ‘IMPRESS’ project (Improved Production Strategies for Endangered Freshwater ... Recreational sea angling in the Öresund might be worth over €50 million euro 01 Feb 2018 Recreational sea angling in the Öresund might be worth over €50 million euro 0 631 According to a new report by the “Öresund Water Co-operation” Recreational Sea Angling in the Öresund (the straight between Sweden and Denmark) might be worth over €50 million euros. EAA’s Swedish mem... EU anglers and industry made the case that a full and fair recognition of the RecFish Sector in the CFP is overdue 29 Jan 2018 EU anglers and industry made the case that a full and fair recognition of the RecFish Sector in the CFP is overdue 0 585 Once again, the huge socio-economic value of Marine Recreational Fisheries in Europe - more than 10 billion euros, supporting 100,000 jobs - and the case that this sector needs to be fully and fairly ... European Commission unveils proposal to tackle marine litter 19 Jan 2018 European Commission unveils proposal to tackle marine litter 0 458 This week the European Commission unveiled the first Europe-wide strategy on plastics which is a further step of the transition towards a more circular economy. It includes new measures to tackle mari... The next event of the RecFishing Forum will look into the state of play of recreational fisheries in the EU 10 Jan 2018 The next event of the RecFishing Forum will look into the state of play of recreational fisheries in the EU 0 507 The next event organised by the European Parliament Forum on Recreational Fisheries and Aquatic Environment, entitled “State of play of recreational fisheries in the EU: The anglers’ point of view & t... World Fish Migration Day 2018: Connecting fish, rivers and people 20 Dec 2017 World Fish Migration Day 2018: Connecting fish, rivers and people 0 708 Save the date! The third edition of the World Fish Migration Day will take place next year on the 21st of April. The EU Council agrees on sea bass measures for 2018 14 Dec 2017 The EU Council agrees on sea bass measures for 2018 0 2091 In the early morning of the 13th of December, the Council of the EU came to an agreement regarding sea bass management in EU waters.